Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 | 10:28 p.m.
Another Halloween, another Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball — this one the 20th anniversary — at the Joint on Saturday evening — Halloween night, of course — at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Partygoers and performers used face and body paint, chainsaws, masks, hammers, fire, bondage gear and flesh to full effect and included evil clowns, animals — and a group of Mike Ditkas, the legendary coach of the Chicago Bears.
The revelers included “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere headliner Claire Sinclair, who showed off her bountiful curves dressed as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for his photo gallery of the 2015 Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.